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Comparative Studies in Religion and Society #16: Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to Al Qaeda

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"This is an indispensable book in helping us understand the new world disorder that seems to be overtaking us. Juergensmeyer points out that much of the world neither understands nor finds attractive the idea of a 'secular state.' He helps us see that religious nationalism is a fact of life that will be with us for a long time to come. Deconstructing any simple notion of 'fundamentalism,' he shows us how it is possible to live with religious nationalism constructively without demonizing it. That is a major achievement."—Robert Bellah, coauthor of Habits of the Heart

“For years, Mark Juergensmeyer has served as a kind of Cassandra figure, warning us all about the rise of religious violence, the global reach of religious nationalism, and the challenges posed by new religious identities to the secular nation-state. Now that the world is finally listening, Juergensmeyer remains our best guide in unraveling the complex interplay between religion and politics in the modern world. Global Rebellion once again demonstrates why Juergensmeyer is the foremost authority on the global sociology of religion. This is an awe-inspiring work by arguably the most important thinker on the subject.“ –Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam

Synopsis:

"This comprehensive reader expertly assembles pivotal contributions to the growing transdisciplinary field of global studies. Linking the pressing global issues of our time to relevant regional developments, Mark Juergensmeyer successfully challenges his readers to think globally while paying attention to their concrete local environments." —Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and author of Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

"Thinking Globally is the first textbook to give an effective overview of global studies as an intellectual field and emergent academic discipline. Juergensmeyer's work has the added virtue of giving a detailed account of global studies in all its complexity."—Dr Peter Phipps, Global Studies, RMIT, Melbourne.

"Thinking Globally is an outstanding model of the intellectual and practical issues involved with globalization and its study."—John Nemec, Associate Professor of Indian Religions and South Asian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

 

Synopsis:

In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyers own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as:

• Challenges of the global economy

• Fading of the nation-state

• Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies

• Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade

• New communications media

• Environmental crises

• Human rights abuses

Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.

About the Author

Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Director of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the winner of the Grawemeyer Award for his book Terror in the Mind of God (UC Press). He is the editor of Global Religions: An Introduction and is also the author of The New Cold War? Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State and Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution, both from UC Press.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Rise of Religious Rebellion

1. The Religious Challenge to the Secular State

2. The Front Line of Religious Rebellion: The Middle East

3. Political Targets of Rebellion: South, Central, and Southeast Asia

4. Post-Cold War Rebels: Europe, Asia, and the United States

5. Transnational Networks: Global Jihad

6. The Enduring Problems of Violence, Democracy, and Human Rights

Conclusion: Religious Rebellion and Global War

Notes

List of Interviews

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520261570
Author:
Juergensmeyer, Mark
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Comparative Studies in Religion and Society
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 18 oz

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"This comprehensive reader expertly assembles pivotal contributions to the growing transdisciplinary field of global studies. Linking the pressing global issues of our time to relevant regional developments, Mark Juergensmeyer successfully challenges his readers to think globally while paying attention to their concrete local environments." —Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and author of Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

"Thinking Globally is the first textbook to give an effective overview of global studies as an intellectual field and emergent academic discipline. Juergensmeyer's work has the added virtue of giving a detailed account of global studies in all its complexity."—Dr Peter Phipps, Global Studies, RMIT, Melbourne.

"Thinking Globally is an outstanding model of the intellectual and practical issues involved with globalization and its study."—John Nemec, Associate Professor of Indian Religions and South Asian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

 

"Synopsis" by ,
In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyers own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as:

• Challenges of the global economy

• Fading of the nation-state

• Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies

• Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade

• New communications media

• Environmental crises

• Human rights abuses

Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.

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